Dr A. John Parker is a geologist, geophysicist and manager with extensive local and international experience and knowledge of the geology, mineral deposits and mineralizing systems in the Precambrian.
He was formerly Chief Geologist with the mapping branch of the South Australian Geological Survey and responsible for the mapping and publication of geological maps throughout South Australia. In the late 1980’s he initiated the first geological mapping GIS in Australia, a system that has subsequently been developed to become the global leading GIS, SARIG. He has also established geological and environmental GIS databases in Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
Dr Parker has spent the last 25 years in mineral exploration as Director and Principle Geologist for Geosurveys Australia Pty Ltd and Managing Director of Lincoln Minerals Limited and Australian Graphite Pty Ltd.
He has made a major contribution to the identification and delineation of graphite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, gold and other mineral resources and prospects in South Australia and has an in-depth knowledge of the global iron ore and graphite industries including graphite deposits in Sri Lanka and China. He is a JORC qualified Competent Person in iron, graphite, copper and base metals.
Dr Parker was a former Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow where he worked on Lake Superior-style banded iron formations at the Minnesota Geological Survey. He has worked internationally in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Macedonia, Namibia, Algeria and Antarctica.